Winter is on it’s way. How do you get ready?

This year, we are spending the winter months in Fort Worth, Texas. Therefore, there is not much winterizing that we need to complete. With that said, I have put together a list of 7 easy tips to help youbetter prepare for the cold and make the environment happy at the same time....more

First day back

I apologize that this entire week I’ve been talking about Walking Pneumonia. ...more

An update

Just thought I’d pop in and give an update on how I’m doing with my Walking Pneumonia....more

Plain Hot Water IS NOT Tea!

Who takes care of you when you're sick?  It is nothing that will kill me and I've had a thousand colds in my lifetime thus far...but having a cold and being a stay at home mom with two toddlers is not easy. ...more

Taking Care of You + thismom's Ice Pop Recipe

  Taking care of you. Taking care of me. I feel guilty for booking a 60 minute appointment with my RMT because Dear Husband wonders how to put our son down for his nap. Not his fault. I do all of the naps, because I like to. And DH works in the evenings. So I do all of the bed times. Every bath. Middle of the night wake ups. Every night.  Not to mention the other stuff that I seem to do most of. Like the laundry. The cooking. The cleaning. And l work a demanding job outside of the home every day.   I. Have. No....more

Act hot for a crush and not this heat

 Lately I've been walking up and down our hallways at school thinking up different ways to beat the heat (it was 90 degrees yesterday in Ms....more

Ginger, Honey and Lemon: Can You Guess How I'm Feeling?

O.K., which of you stuffed my ears with marshmallows and forced me to swallow a cheese grater? I know one of you is the culprit because there’s no other explanation for why I feel this way. ...more

Winter Is Lingering

It has been so very cold lately here in North Dakota. You hope that one of these days that it will be warm or at least be above zero and lately, that has been rare. It amazes me what a person is able to become used to. If you are exposed to something long enough, you are able to habituate, or get used to it. I am afraid that I have gotten used to the cold which I like to pretend just makes me an all around tougher person. I believe that those of us that can endure a North Dakota winter are able to endure anything that our lives throw at us....more

Airborne Saves The Day

  About a month ago, as I was preparing for a relaxing trip to the Carribean, I began to worry that one of the many bugs that my kids carry home from the preschool might just wreak havoc on my vacation plans.  I did the obvious stuff to keep myself healthy, good diet, exercise and lots of handwashing.  However, sure enough, right before my trip I felt an illness coming on.  It was one of those hit-by-a-truck feelings r...more


The cold wind is whipping today in noisy, rushing gusts - an arctic blast that forecasters say will make the morning more frigid and miserable that normal. ...more